The best gear to help you become a runner (even if you think you hate running)


There’s a good chance you’re not wearing the right gear if you’re someone who struggles to find the motivation to run. Here are the only 5 products you need to change that.

We might be living in a world where Pilates, Crossfit, Lagree and HIIT are the trendy workouts to be doing, but there’s no denying the fact that running has, is and will always be, one of the best forms of exercise.

It clears the mind and can be a blissful solitude or a challenging, breathless effort (sometimes on the same run). And there’s nothing quite like that elusive runner’s high, right?

If one of your goals this year was to start incorporating running into your workout routine but it still seems like a daunting task, we’ve got your back. Here’s the only gear you need to make it a complete breeze and joy.

What: Lululemon Tightest Stuff HR Tight 25”, $149, at Lululemon

Why: Pockets? Tick. High rise? Tick. Breathable fabric? Tick. It’s no wonder those that try them swear by them – and even end up buying a second pair.

What: Apple AirPods Pro, $399, at Apple

Why: Yes, it’ll set you back a tad but you can literally run faster than lighting and these pods won’t fall out of your ears. They’re also IPX4 water resistant so they can withstand your sweat and even a run in the rain. Plus, running with cords is the biggest distraction and is so last year.

What: Nike React Infinity Run, $230, at Nike

Why: It’s the latest addition to the brand’s running family. Basically, Nike has taken all the feedback from its predecessors to create their most comfortable, flexible, lightweight and supportive running shoe to date. With more foam and improved upper details, you can enjoy your run without the risk of injury. Also, how good looking are they?

What: FitBit Versa 2, $329.95, at Fitbit

Why: Featuring a six-day battery life, you can track your kms, heart rate and calories burnt from your wrist. It also features FitBit Pay so you can ditch your wallet and still stop for a coffee and avo toast post-run.

What: Nike Rival Sports Bra, $75, at Nike

Why: Fact: a proper bra is just as important as proper shoes. This one features Nike’s highest support along with adjustable straps (oh, how we love adjustable straps!), and a hook-and-eye back closure for the most comfy and personalised fit. And whether you have a small or big bust, it’s available in cup sizes from 30A to 38E. We’ll wear this snug bra over our day bra any day.